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541 Main St, New London, NH 03257, United States

Location info of Colby-Sawyer College

  • Study in a picturesque setting surrounded by mountains and lakes, in charming New London, a quintessential New England town. It’s just a 30-minute drive from both Hanover and Concord, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty and accessibility.
  • New London’s position on the Atlantic Ocean means students have opportunities for outdoor activities, such as sailing and beach trips.
  • New London creates excellent pathways for education and career choices afterwards.
  • With rich scenic routes and a fascinating landscape, New London keeps you active. Enjoy the bicycle trails on land or consider taking a water taxi to immerse yourself in some stunning views.

Top Reasons to Study in Colby-Sawyer College

  • Student success is our number one priority. Every major decision here begins with the question: How will our students benefit?
  • Our small class size (average 19 students) and talented faculty provide our students with personal attention and a challenging yet supportive academic environment.
  • New technologies are integral to our students’ education. On our wireless campus, every student creates an electronic portfolio that tracks his or her progress and achievements across their college careers.
  • Colby-Sawyer blends the elements of a student’s college life--academic, co-curricular, social and athletic–into a cohesive educational experience.
  • 100 percent our students gain vital pre-professional experience in their fields of study through one or more internships, which allow them to apply their knowledge and skills and build networks for future employment opportunities.

University details

About Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer is a dynamic and innovative liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire.

A small school surrounded by natural beauty, Colby-Sawyer College is the perfect home for students ready to be inspired. With Colby-Sawyer’s student-centered approach, a community of under 1,000 students and an average class size of 12, 100% of our students are guided to explore their passions, connect with mentors and get a holistic learning experience that sets the stage for a successful career and life.


Career at Colby-Sawyer College

The Harrington Center for Experiential Learning, an integrated professional development collaborative, provides you with academic advising, career-development opportunities and internships. These services are designed to encourage intentional decision-making, develop professional skills, promote life-long learning, and teach global citizenship through experiential learning, self-understanding and personal reflection. In a five year average, 37 percent of Colby-Sawyer graduates are offered a position by their internship sites.

Campus life

Our campus lies in New Hampshire’s beautiful Lake Sunapee Region with 360-degree views of mountains, forests and lakes. It’s a great place for outdoor recreation and is only a 90-minute drive to Boston.


  • Scholarships are available at Colby-Sawyer College. The average scholarship award is $7,000

Ranking & Accreditation of Colby-Sawyer College

  • #1 in Best Undergraduate Teaching U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • #4 in Best Value Schools U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • Colby-Sawyer Earns No. 1 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Undergraduate Teaching Category by Marketing & Communications, 2023
  • 100% of the Class of 2022 are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
  • 100% of Colby-Sawyer students complete an internship and capstone project in their chosen field

Student Accommodation at Colby-Sawyer College

  • Housing: around 17,364

Living on campus is an important part of the Colby-Sawyer College experience, and all full-time undergraduate students whose families are not local live on campus. The residence halls are alive with activity and are places where students find friends and build communities.

First-year students live in Best Hall and Lawson Hall. Both halls are mixed gender, with roommates who identify with the same gender.

Programs at Colby-Sawyer College


  1. Biology
  2. Creative & Professional Writing
  3. Environmental Science
  4. Environmental Studies
  5. Graphic Design
  6. Studio Art
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  1. Addiction Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Child Development
  4. Child Development Education Prep
  5. Crime & Legal Studies
  6. Healthcare Administration
  7. History & Political Studies
  8. Psychology
  9. Self-Designed
  10. Sociology & Human Services
  11. Sport Management
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  1. Exercise Science
  2. Health Science
  3. Nursing
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